Today we had our old friend Jack from Holland fishing with us along with his close friends Mac and Petra also from Holland.
Today the trip was based on trying to catch some fish for a fish fry later this evening and also to try to catch Petra her first shark.
We started out trolling around but trolling only yielded us one black fin tuna.
Ok time for plane B so in came the trolling gear and out went the kites with live and dead bait suspended from them along with 1 shark bait set down deep and also a chicken rig (Chicken rig is 5 hooks in a row with a lead at the bottom) to try to catch some snappers.
While the snapper fishing was slow we did manage to catch 4 nice tilefish. You put that with the small tuna we caught and BAM you got dinner.
But the kite fishing caught Petra 2 small silky sharks in fact I got a feeling that we had caught the same one twice.
However when the deep shark rod bent over I knew we had what Petra was looking for on the other end.
This was a big back and forth battle with Petra doing all she could just to hang on to the rod! But she hung in there and at last she reeled in this 7-foot hammerhead shark.